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a bit of whimsy and nostalgia to wear around your neck!
Grab a handful of buttons or find a pretty pack of assorted colors. With some embroidery floss, seed beads and a few jewelry supplies, make yourself a one of a kind necklace!

Posted by marsha t. from Clinton, Maryland, United States • Published See marsha t.'s 11 projects »
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  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Assemble your supplies. You can use any 2 or 4 hole buttons; I just happened to like this assorted pack. Make sure your needle will pass thru your 6/0 beads.

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    On a 3 yard length of floss, thread a seed bead aprox. 5" from the end, and stitch back thru it.

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add a button to the floss, leaving a little space between it and the bead.

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add another bead and stitch back thru it.

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue adding beads and buttons until the beaded length is 15".

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    At 15", leave a 5" gap and string another bead. Repeat the process for another 15".

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat this stringing pattern a total of 4 times.

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Gather your 4 segments together.

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Tie the loose ends together, so that the unbeaded loop is aprox. the same length as the others (5").

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Gather the ends into 2 jumprings.

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Grasp the jumprings and tie an overhand knot in the floss, between the jump rings and the beaded segments.

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Add a clasp to one jumpring amd a chain to the other. With a large jumpring, add a button dangle.

  • How to make a button necklace. Beads And Buttons Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Admire your sewing skills!

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